Half-Life: Alyx, the not too long ago introduced Half-Life VR recreation, is being labored on by a number of former members of Firewatch developer Campo Santo. The developer grew to become part of Valve final 12 months, bringing their newly introduced challenge, Within the Valley of Gods, with them. Whereas the sport was initially introduced for a 2019 launch, it has been over two years since something was proven off, and shortly earlier than the subsequent Half-Life was proven off, folks began to note that a number of builders have been eradicating references to Within the Valley of Gods from their Twitter profiles. Followers feared that the sport has been cancelled outright.
Now, in a press release to Polygon, Campo Santo co-founder Jake Rodkin has confirmed that the sport is “on maintain” whereas the crew works on different tasks. Whereas because of this the sport may very well be returned to, it isn’t at the moment in lively growth, and nonetheless may be cancelled sooner or later.
“Builders from the previous Campo Santo crew have joined different tasks at Valve, together with Half-Life: Alyx,” Rodkin’s assertion reads. “You hear loads about how at Valve you possibly can work on what you need. It seems that’s true, and there’s loads of work out there. As we built-in ourselves into Valve it grew to become clear there was loads of worthwhile work to be accomplished on Half-Life: Alyx. A few of us beginning lending a hand, and have since grow to be full-time on the challenge because it approaches launch.”
It is not simply Half-Life that the crew are engaged on: a number of have moved over to Dota Underlords, whereas others are engaged on Steam itself. “So to reply your query as of as we speak,” Rodkin continues, “Within the Valley of Gods growth is on maintain—nevertheless it definitely looks like a challenge folks can and will return to.”
Within the Valley of the Gods sounded formidable. If it ever occurs, it is going to forged gamers as Rashida, an explorer and filmmaker in 1920s Egypt, looking for to doc the primary unveiling of the tomb of Queen Nefertiti alongside their companion Zora. Half-Life: Alyx, in the meantime, will launch in March 2020.
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